Dock Spiders Notch Another Win, Come Back to Beat Lakeshore 5-4
FOND DU LAC, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders tallied their fourth comeback victory of the year, as they came back from a 4-3 deficit to beat the Lakeshore Chinooks 5-4 at Kapco Park on Monday night.
The win saw the Dock Spiders improve on their franchise-best start, tallying their seventh win of the year, while the Chinooks fall to 1-7, six games behind the Dock Spiders in the Great Lakes West Division. The Dock Spiders also kept pace with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, who defeated Wausau on the road to improve to 7-1. Both teams are tied for first place in the division, three games clear of the Madison Mallards.
Lakeshore struck first, tallying their first run of the game with a single before the Dock Spiders struck for three runs in the third to take a 3-1 lead. Nick Mitchell (Western Illinois), Alejandro Macario (Nova Southeastern) and Connor Manthey (Bradley) all tallied RBI base hits.
After scoring two in the fifth to tie it up and one in the seventh, the Chinooks took a 4-3 lead into the eighth, before Evan Stone (South Carolina) singled home Manthey to tie it at four. Then, Stone’s South Carolina teammate Cole Messina lined a double down the right field line to score Stone and give the Dock Spiders the lead for good.
Garrett Houston (Georgia-Gwinnett) earned the save, throwing two shutout innings with two strikeouts. Christian Ruebeck (Kansas State) earned the win in relief, working through four walks to keep the Lakeshore offense at bay.
The Dock Spiders enter their only off day of the first half tomorrow, before returning to Herr-Baker Field on Wednesday to face the Green Bay Rockers at 6:35 p.m. The game starts a stretch of 28 games in 27 days to finish the first half, which ends on July 4.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 28th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff, over 280 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com. For more information, visit dockspiders.com download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Dock Spiders as your favorite team.